Volunteers demonstrate the craft of making a perfect Christmas

Hundreds of children in need will receive a unique, hand-crafted toy this Christmas thanks to the efforts of the volunteers of the Cubby House Turners and Woodies.

The volunteers have been working all year at their Oyster Bay workshop crafting more than 600 toys.

Last week they presented a haul of toys to six local charities.

These included planes, trains, motor cars, tumble trucks, men on horses, carousels, jigsaw puzzles and games of noughts and crosses, all individually crafted and painted to a professional finish.

Sutherland Shire mayor Carmelo Pesce was there to thank the volunteers for their efforts.

The Turners and Woodies meet about five times a month on various days at their fully-equipped workshop at Oyster Bay.

Their spokesman Keith Moses said new members are always welcome.

"You don't need special skills to become a member. If people want to learn the craft of woodturning there's always someone here to explain and help," he said.

But for the moment, the Cubby House members will have a well-deserved Christmas break before returning to the workshop on the first Saturday in January to start work on toys for next year's Christmas.

The Cubby House Turners and Woodies Inc are located at 80a Como Road, Oyster Bay (opposite Scylla Road).

Anyone interested in joining can phone Keith Moses on 9528 8885.